Friday, June 15, 2012

Sage advice for any situation

A wise person once said:

So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well.  Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level.  They may be right, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference.

Sounds like it should come straight out of How to Win Friends and Influence People, doesn't it?  Well it just so happens that the person who uttered this wisdom was Elizabeth Zimmerman, in Knitting Without Tears. 

Right on, EZ.  Sorry I never had the priviledge of meeting you.


  1. Her daughter is just as fabulous :)

  2. I think we'd all be wise to go back and re-read How To Win Friends and Influence People. I think Dale Carnegie proposed a lot of good tips!

    1. My Mother recommended this book to me the year I graduated high school Summer of '57
      So happy she did.

  3. Could I politely point out that it is Zimmermann (double n). Unfortunately her name is widely misspelled, even in what you would think were reputable sources, so the misspelling keeps propagating.